What plunger should I pick?

As well as your emergency Trowbridge plumbers we also do day to day tasks such as repairs to toilets, taps, sinks and radiators. A known remedy for many home clogging issues is to make use of the tried and tested plunger. What plunger to pick is very much depending on the sink or in question.

For hygiene reasons it’s advisable to always use different plungers for your kitchen and bathroom, and to have a separate one for the toilet. They don’t take much space and are a relatively small investment to make sure that you have the right tool for the job should a nuisance block strike.

To save you some confusion and give you some direction whilst out deciding on what plunger you should pick. Here’s a breakdown of the three most common ones.

The cup plunger, the model which comes to mind directly when anyone utters the word. Wood handle with a red rubber cup at the end of it. Sometimes called sink saver. This is the basic model and is great all around. This plunger is a great pick for regular kitchen sink needs and other drains which have a relatively flat surface to work with. Such as your shower or your bath drain.

Toilet specific plungers look like the basic type with a protruding nozzle. This is to help it get a good seal around the opening. This type is far superior to the basic model for that specific job.  Accordion plungers look like you would imagine. A plunger merged with an accordion. This often plastic variety is easy to use and suitable for a range of smaller clogs. They are versatile and doesn’t require you to exhaust yourself when using it. This is an effective model and you should pick this plunger for your general kitchen and bathroom needs.

You can find more information on how to unblock a toilet here.

We hope this helped you with what plunger you should pick. If you have further questions or need more information feel free to ring us at any time.